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Green Science

Green Science is the application of eco-friendly thinking to scientific disciplines. Learn about global warming, pollution and other impacts on nature and the planet, plus what we can do to combat them.

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How Demand Response Works

In today's wired world, everybody wants more power. But how do energy utilities manage the demand for electricity? Would you be shocked to know you can help?


How is L.A. like ancient Rome?

Aqueducts are one thing held in common by both L.A. and Ancient Rome. Learn about the L.A. aqueducts and how they harmed the Owens Valley. See more »

How Urban Sprawl Works

Urban sprawl occurs when people move from cities to the areas around them and develop the land with houses, businesses and roads. Learn about urban sprawl. See more »

Is the United States addicted to gasoline?

The U.S. addiction to gasoline is evident as this country is the top consumer of gas. Learn how the U.S. addiction to gasoline began and how to kick it. See more »

What is Forest Stewardship Council certification?

The FSC's Forest Stewardship Council certification endorses responsibly managed forests and products. Learn about Forest Stewardship Council. See more »

Which is more environmentally friendly: paper or plastic?

People wonder if paper or plastic bags are more environmentally friendly. Get the skinny on whether paper or plastic bags are greener. See more »

10 Wacky Forms of Alternative Energy

Wacky forms of alternative energy include using human energy as power and bugs that make fuel. Learn about the wacky forms of alternative energy. See more »

Do wind turbines kill birds?

While some wind turbines kill birds, newer models are being built to reduce bird mortality. Learn why some wind turbines kill birds. See more »

What is China doing to create a green Olympics?

A green Olympics can mean an environmentally friendly Olympic games or an environmentally healthy city. Learn about Beijing's attempt to stage a green Olympics. See more »

Can we harness energy from outer space?

Energy from outer space looks increasingly enticing considering the problems with fossil and alternative fuels. Learn about energy from outer space. See more »

What would happen to the environment if U.S. federal lands were open to oil drilling?

Oil drilling on federal land could help ease the energy crisis or destroy our precious preserved wild areas. Learn about oil drilling on federal land. See more »